The only Dolphinarium on the Balkan Peninsula is one of the most entertaining attractions which Varna has to offer. The Dolphinarium was built in 1984 and has 1134 seats. During the performances (30 min), visitors are introduced
to the incredible intelligence and the susceptibility of marine mammals. The unique dolphin shows include acrobatics, balance, music and dolphin dances. The lovely dolphins of the Tursiops Truncatos breed – Dolly, Kimbo, Poppi and Yoanna – perform in the show. The youngest, Yoanna was born in the Dolphinarium in 1995. A team of experienced trainers takes care of the dolphins. The tradition was set by the German Peter Bozeneker, the first trainer of the dolphins. On June 29, 2007 the first baby dolphin for three years was born.
Another unique attraction is the Dolphinarium Café, situated at the eastern part of the building. It has 70 seats, with special windows facing the pool giving the opportunity to watch dolphins play underwater. The café also has two summer terraces with a panoramic view of the whole Varna Gulf. The Dolphinarium is a favorite spot for all tourists visiting the Black Sea. Annually It is visited by over 100 000 visitors, 60% of which are foreign tourists.